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General StorePakistanKhalida is a 58-year-old woman. She has been successfully running a small general store with support of her son at the corner of her house. She has 10 years of experience i...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesNicaraguaSince she was very young, Lidia wanted to start working because the economic situation at home was not stable. She could only study until 3rd grade because of this instabil...Read their story >
ClothingSenegalThe ’banc villageois’ was set up on May 14, 2008, the day of its inauguration. It is composed of women who are very dedicated to developing their revenue-generating busines...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesDelia is 51 years old and married with five children, two of whom are in school. For the past 11 years, she has run a general store in the Philippines and she also earns an...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorJosé is 32 years old. He only went to first grade and couldn't continue his education because his father dies and he went into his grandfather's care but he didn't have the...Read their story >
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